This is the Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert for November 18.

- RBA
* California
* Los Angeles RBA
* November 18, 2016
* CALA1611.18

-Birds mentioned

SHARP-TAILED SANDPIPER
Swainson’s Hawk
Eastern Phoebe
Tropical Kingbird
Gray Catbird
Lapland Longspur
Black-and-white Warbler
Nashville Warbler
Chestnut-sided Warbler
Black-throated Blue Warbler
Palm Warbler
Green-tailed Towhee
Clay-colored Sparrow
Eastern “Red” Fox Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
Harris’s Sparrow
Blue Grosbeak

California Bird Records Committee (report rarities as appropriate on the rare bird report form): http://www.californiabirds.org/


Enter your bird sightings on eBird: http://ebird.org/content/ebird


Hotline: Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert
E-mail reports to: Jon Fisher at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Coverage: Los Angeles County, Ventura County as warranted


-Transcript

This is the Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert for November 18.

A SHARP-TAILED SANDPIPER was found on the lower Los Angeles River on November 11 and continued there through November 18. It has been seen in the area immediately below the Willow Street crossing. Park on DeForest on the east side of the river just above Willow Street, then walk up the paved ramp to the river and then head south to get below the bridge.

Late SWAINSON’S HAWKS included two at the West San Gabriel River Parkway Nature Trail in Lakewood on November 8 and one in the Sepulveda Basin on November 15.

An EASTERN PHOEBE was at Bonelli Regional Park in San Dimas from November 12-17 on the north side by Group Picnic Area #4. Nearby, a SWAMP SPARROW was along the shore of the reservoir by the small green pier from November 12-17.

Another EASTERN PHOEBE was at Madrona Marsh in Torrance from November 15-17. It is being seen by the large cottonwood at the “Chevron corner” (area closest to the Chevron gas station across the street).

A TROPICAL KINGBIRD continued at the Earvin Magic Johnson Recreation Area in Willowbrook through November 11. It was last seen near the intersection of Wadsworth Ave. and 126th Street.

The GRAY CATBIRD was seen in and around the south end of Monte Verde Park (at the north end of the West San Gabriel River Parkway Nature Trail) in Lakewood through November 12.

A LAPLAND LONGSPUR was in the east Antelope Valley from November 10-13. The bird has been seen in a field north of Avenue M (Columbia Way) and a third of a mile west of 50th Street East.

A BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER continued at Madrona Marsh in Torrance through November 13. It has been by the large cottonwood at the southwest corner of the preserve.

Another BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER was at Peck Park in San Pedro on November 15 and one continued at Legg Lake in South El Monte through November 15 (around the playground area west of restroom #7).

A NASHVILLE WARBLER and a PALM WARBLER were at the north end of DeForest Park in Long Beach on November 11.

A CHESTNUT-SIDED WARBLER was at the Village Green Condominiums in Los Angeles from November 13-17. It is being seen in front of unit #5317. A WHITE-THROATED SPARROW was seen here on November 13 by unit #5160. This is private property, but birders are welcome. Please be thoughtful of the residents.

A female BLACK-THROATED BLUE WARBLER continued at Descanso Gardens in La Canada through November 11. It has been south of the Japanese Tea Garden and around the Ancient Forest pathway and in this general area.

The West San Gabriel River Parkway Nature Trail in Lakewood had a continuing GREEN-TAILED TOWHEE near electrical tower #34 through November 16 and a late female BLUE GROSBEAK near tower #35 on November 13.

A CLAY-COLORED SPARROW was at Ted Craig Park in Los Angeles on November 13.

A “RED” FOX SPARROW was at the Ballona Freshwater Marsh on November 12.

A HARRIS’S SPARROW was at a feeder at a home in Rolling Hills on the Palos Verdes Peninsula on November 15.


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Jon L Fisher
Glendale, CA
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